Cary Barbor, Writer and Editor

The Secret Lives of Teen Girls, edited by Cary Barbor
On working with Cary:

“Cary was a perfect choice to coach me through the final stages of writing and editing my forthcoming book The Secret Lives of Teen Girls: What Your Mother Wouldn't Talk About but your Daughter Needs to Know. Her broad experience as a medical writer and editor gives her the ability to organize and streamline dense clinical information into chapters that are easy for general readers to understand and respond to. She has a great ear for communicating what readers will understand and enjoy, even as they digest unfamiliar medical material. Always a professional, she consistently met her deadlines and was generally a pleasure to work with. I have recommended her to several of my colleagues.”

--Evelyn Resh, MPH, Certified Nurse Midwife, Director of Sexual Health Services at Canyon Ranch


More magazine cover“I experienced Cary as a thoughtful assigning editor with original, intelligent, and stimulating story ideas. She was a clear, ethical, stable manager, a joy to work with, and an excellent line editor, too. I respect her integrity and her skill.”

--Katy Butler, National Magazine Award finalist and writer for The New Yorker, The New York Times, More, and others




Readers Digest Magazine“Cary’s range of experience is spot on. She knows the doctors and experts and has a reputation for sophisticated reporting.”

--Peggy Northrop, Editor-in-chief of Reader’s Digest and former editor-in-chief, More